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Old 11-15-2012, 01:24 AM   #1
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Default Simple labels are better.

I don't really like the idea of full-color, throw everything at the canvas labels that seem to dominate the market, so I made these. I don't like to glue things to my bottles because I hate cleaning the sticky gunk off, so I punch a hole in these and hang them on the neck of the bottle with some coarse twine.

When I prep them for printing I erase everything except the black parts and print them on brown paper shopping bags. I cut them to the correct page size and it looks really neat when I'm done (and I get to recycle paper bags, which is kind of cool).

I only have two drinks in the pipeline, so I haven't finished the 3rd label, obviously.

(edit: these are much larger than I expected; my apologies.)





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Old 11-15-2012, 02:36 AM   #2
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That sir, is an awesome idea. I'd love to have a pile of labels I could hang from the neck of the bottle, on a little chain. Like the ones you can buy for the stem of wine glasses

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Old 11-15-2012, 08:45 PM   #3
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Love the Cider Label. Agreed with the "less is more" philosophy too.

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Old 11-15-2012, 09:02 PM   #4
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Very nice I like that idea

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Old 11-20-2012, 01:30 PM   #5
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I agree. Simple = classy.





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ThorGod can you please explain the process of printing on paper bags? What kind of printer are you using. Nice, simple, clean designs.

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On of my favorite labels is so simple, and so not-terrible.

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On of my favorite labels is so simple, and so not-terrible.

Just picked up 3 bottles of this yesterday!
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ThorGod can you please explain the process of printing on paper bags? What kind of printer are you using. Nice, simple, clean designs.
It was really simple.

I keep paper bags I get groceries in (just in case I need a bag, and I feel bad tossing them out), so I just cut one open with a pair of scissors until it was completely flat. I put it on my paper cutter and cut it to 8.5x11". At that point just put it in your printer and go. I have a basic HP printer, nothing fancy.

This is a test print of an early draft. Some things aren't legible, but it was in the early phase of testing it out. I haven't bottled anything since I designed these so I don't have any better pics.

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Old 12-03-2012, 01:16 PM   #10
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Nice! Thanks for the cool idea.

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